The Department of Defense anounce contract awards to Huntington Ingalls, Lockheed Martin, & Electric Boat. Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Va., is being awarded an $18,232,027 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-08-C-2110) for special tooling, special test equipment, and supplier related vendor support services supporting the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) construction. The work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to complete in September 2015. Fiscal 2011 Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy funding in the amount of $18,232,027 will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington D.C., is the contracting activity. Lockheed Martin, Mission System and Training, Baltimore, Md., is being awarded a $17,077,638 cost-plus-award-fee order against the previously awarded Basic Ordering Agreement (N00024-12-G-2317) for the execution of the post-shakedown availability (PSA) for USS Fort Worth (LCS 3). Lockheed Martin will provide labor and material to perform the PSA in accordance with work item specifications and accomplish all testing, including post repair trials, required to verify the accuracy and completion of all shipyard work. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by July 2013
The following two contracts have been awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense. BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $48,628,316 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-4308) for the USS Laboon (DDG 58) fiscal 2013 extended drydocking selected restricted availability. An extended drydocking selected restricted availability includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations
Austal USA’s order backlog has grown by $691 million dollars as a result of two additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract options being exercised by the United States Navy. The contract options fund construction of the Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and Omaha (LCS 12), the third and fourth ships in the 10 ship block buy award made to an Austal-led team in December 2010. That 10 ship program is potentially worth over $3.5 billion.
The U.S. Navy has awarded an additional $81.3 million to Ingalls Shipbuilding, a Northrop Grumman company, for the continuation of work towards the construction of an eighth WASP (LHD 1) Class large-deck multipurpose amphibious assault ship. Seven of the ships, designed to carry some 2,000 U.S. Marines to world trouble spots, have already been delivered to the Navy by Ingalls, with six of them active in the fleet. USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7) was commissioned in Pensacola, Fla., June 30.
The U.S. Navy proposes to build four new ships in 2006, with no funding earmarked for the new DD-X destroyer being designed by Northrop Grumman Corp., Reuters reported. It appears that rising fuel costs, health care costs and Iraq war costs have effectively conspired to sap the navy budget. According to Reuters, it calls for the Navy to spend $6 billion in 2006 to build one of the two Northrop LPD-17 amphibious assault ships initially planned; one Littoral Combat Ship; one T-AKE logistic
The AP has reported that cuts to a Navy destroyer program could devastate the nation's shipbuilding capabilities and deal a major blow to developing future surface combatants, Northrop Grumman's shipbuilding chief and others warn. The Pentagon has considered cutting as much as $15 billion from weapons and development programs in next year's budget to offset the cost of the war in Iraq. Senate and House leaders differ on just how much money should go to DD(X) destroyer program.
Six Gulf Coast shipyards damaged by Hurricane Katrina will split 140 (m) million dollars in repair funds from the Navy, reported the AP. Congress appropriated the funds to shipyards that have existing Navy shipbuilding contracts. The August 2005 hurricane caused about one (b) billion dollars in damages to Northrop Grumman shipyards in Gulfport, New Orleans and Pascagoula. The three shipyards currently employ about 17-thousand people
Cascade General Portland Shipyard, Portland, Ore., is being awarded a $9,052,654 firm-fixed-price contract for a 70-day post shipyard availability (PSA) of Military Sealift Fleet Support Command's dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard to undergo a number of modifications that could not be economically accomplished under the ship construction contract. Naval Sea Systems PMS 325 provided funding for the alterations to be completed during the PSA
General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $14,552,039 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-2103) for reactor plant planning yard services for nuclear-powered submarines and support yard services for the Navy's moored training ships. The contractor will furnish, fabricate or acquire such materials, supplies and services as may be necessary to perform the functions of the planning yard for reactor plants and associated portions of the propulsion
1911 - Appropriation of first funds for experiments in naval aviation. 1925 - Congress authorizes restoration of USS Constitution. 1947 - Operation Highjump, air operations in Antarctica, ends. 1963 - Navy Hercules aircraft completes 12-day rescue operation of critically ill Danish seaman from Danish freighter off the coast of Antarctic. (Source: Navy News Service)
Amongst the latest listing of US Department of Defense, Navy, contracts, the existing time charter of a U.S.-flagged, ice-class certified, double-hulled product tanker of Maersk Line Ltd. of Norfolk Va. is extended. The $14,223,440 modification is under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price
In response to the Scottish Government's release of the 2014 pre-referrendum White Paper 'Scotland Future', shipping organization Maritime UK members suggest that the publication raises as many questions as it does answers. Maritime UK members have had constructive engagement with the Scottish
A recent report US Government Audit Office (GAO) report, mandated by the House, discussed amongst other issues: (1) quality problems in constructing recently delivered ships and Navy actions to improve quality and (2) key practices employed by leading commercial ship buyers and
The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway awaits the chance to rescue the crowded eastern seaboard with a readymade alternative to the parking lot known simply as I-95. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) extends 1,200 miles from Norfolk, Va. to Key West, Fla.. That much is common knowledge
GE Marine, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, announced that four GE LM2500 gas turbines will soon power the Indian Navy’s INS Vikrant, providing 80 megawatts for the country’s first indigenous aircraft carrier. Similar to the INS Vikrant itself
The 3 new ships will be built by BAE Systems at their shipyards on the Clyde in a deal that will sustain jobs in the UK’s warship-building industry, and will play a key role in counter-terrorism, counter-piracy and anti-smuggling operations, according to a UK MOD announcement.
BAE Systems has reached agreement in principle with HM Government on measures to enable the implementation of a restructuring of its U.K. naval ships business. The agreement will result in the restructuring of the contract for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier program
Several years ago, the 1971 Fund was replaced by the two subsequent Funds that pay higher compensations to the victims of oil pollution. It was an international innovation when a global, solidary scheme on compensation for the victims of oil pollution caused by tankers was established with the
The governing bodies of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds) held recent meetings at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, and decided to wind up the ground-breaking 1971 fund which has since been replaced by the 1992 protocol.
General Dynamics Bath Iron Works has launched the Navy's first Zumwalt-class destroyer at their Bath, Maine shipyard. The future 'USS Zumwalt' (DDG 1000) will be the lead ship of the Navy's newest destroyer class, designed for littoral operations and land attack.
The Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation published its final report on United States freight transportation, offering an assessment of its current condition with recommendations for strengthening nationwide infrastructure and U.S. economy.
Governor Rick Scott announced at the American Association of Port Authority’s (AAPA) Annual Convention in Orlando a commitment of nearly $35 million for strategic port projects across Florida that will be recommended to the Legislature for the upcoming legislative session.
Minister for Defence David Johnston has announced the award of more than $10.5 million in grants to more than 120 companies under the most recent round of the Skilling Australias Defence Industry (SADI) program. Senator Johnston said the funding would provide more than 1000 individual training
Due to a lapse in federal funding, all statutory and administrative selection boards scheduled for October are being rescheduled, Navy leaders said Oct. 11. According to Capt. Chris Halton, assistant commander for Career Progression, NPC, boards are comprised of Sailors from around the world
Headquartered in Anaheim, California, Willard Marine is emerging as a leading supplier of patrol boats for international navies: recent sales include the Lebanon Armed Forces, Egyptian navy, Ukrainian navy and Iraqi navy, under U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programs. Details as follows: